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ISIS and the west: The false search for unity and nationhood

Jul 14, 2014

ISIS and the west: The false search for unity and nationhood

The idea of nationhood as defined by the west, and taken to its logical conclusion by French historian Ernest Renan, is outdated and bound to die an slow death. Nations are likely to remain, but only as administrative units #Islam #ConnectTheDots #Europe #Hindutva #Iraq #Universalism #Being Different #Rajiv Malhotra #differences #ISIS #Unity and Diversity #Ernest Renan #Nationhood
What's Modi upto? He's confused both critics and supporters

Jun 13, 2014

What's Modi upto? He's confused both critics and supporters

The Modi on the campaign trail has been quite different from the Modi is power. Is he going to delight his critics or his supporters? Or vice-versa? #Between The Lines #Right wing #Left wing #President's Address #Decoding Modi #Narendra Modi's economic policy #Narendra Modi and Hindutva
No remote controls: Why RSS will give Narendra Modi a free run

Jun 02, 2014

No remote controls: Why RSS will give Narendra Modi a free run

The RSS and the BJP, through years in power at the Centre and in some states, have realised the need to draw some lines after the Sangh representatives into the party turned into power centres and developed vested interests. #BJP #Narendra Modi #Hindutva #Politics Decoder #Sangh Parivar #RSS #Mohan Bhagwat

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When Hindutva replaces rational thought in our green movements

Jul 01, 2012

When Hindutva replaces rational thought in our green movements

By using particular icons and tapping specific belief systems, many environmentalists and conservationists reaffirm the worldviews of the dominant caste and religion. Can we preach respect for nature while practicing hegemony over other people? #TheLongView #Hindutva #Vrindavan #International Society for Krishna Consciousness #Tehri dam #Sunderlal Bahuguna
Lessons from the riots in Gujarat

Feb 26, 2012

Lessons from the riots in Gujarat

A riot happens in India when the state steps aside. This happens willfully, because the administration sees benefit in allowing the violence to continue. #Media #Gujarat #ConnectTheDots #Hindutva #Ahmedabad